Saturday, May 25 2013 8:43 PM EDT2013-05-26 00:43:55 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
August 20, 2003
Albany -- Fall Semester Classes have begun at Albany State University, with a record attendance. The University not only has more students, but better qualified students.
Cory Moss is excited to begin his junior year at Albany State. The political science major from Albany says students today are taking their college time very seriously. Moss said "College is dealing with your life. You are determining what you are going to be, and how high you are going to reach."
The tough economy and tight job market are leading more young people to college. Director of Admissions Robin McDermott said "We have been getting our message out effectively. The HOPE scholarship, more students are looking at higher education in Georgia and staying in Georgia."
Final numbers on the record enrollment at Albany State are not complete yet, but the 500 members of the freshmen class have the highest S.A.T. average in school history, over 940. Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Walter Kimbrough said "I'm excited about having the best educated and prepared freshman class that we have ever had."
This is Albany State's one hundredth year, and Junior Marcee Campbell says they hope to make it their best. "To have all these intelligent young students come in. And they are ready to work and they are ready to learn and ready to have their extracurricular activities, it means a lot to all of us."
Because of the increased number of students, the payment deadline for fall semester at Albany State is August 22nd. Final class registration may be extended because of the increased student body.